MRO Magazine

Motion Computing's CL900 SlateMate helps Canadian mobile users document, process plant data


November 30, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Motion Computing has introduced its Motion CL900 SlateMate — a productivity tool that extends the functionality of the CL900 tablet PC — to the Canadian market. Securely integrated into the tablet PC’s internal frame, the first CL900 SlateMate includes a magnetic stripe reader (MSR) and barcode scanner (BCS) for mobile data acquisition and processing.
For example, the BCS reads virtually any barcode, vital when scanning building components or mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) equipment to access essential information, such as commissioning and installation data, maintenance schedules and startup procedures.

(Read a recent PEM cover story about the advent of mobile computing devices in maintenance, including an interview with Motion Computing.)

Built on the foundation that purpose-built integrated tools maximize the benefits of tablet PC deployments, SlateMate was designed to enable the future delivery of new integrated configurations that meet the needs of users across vertical markets.

Motion CL900 is a durable, lightweight and highly-mobile tablet PC that provides up to eight hours of battery life. In combination with SlateMate, the CL900 provides users with security, connectivity and the flexibility of fewer devices to manage. Benefits across vertical markets include:

  • Rapid data acquisition for improved documentation
  • Real-time access to customer and inventory availability
  • Improved customer service due to insight into up-to-date data from any location
  • Faster turnaround times through improved collaboration and connectivity

“While extended battery life still tops the list, integrated tools, outdoor visibility, durability and touch-screen capabilities are all key considerations for mobile productivity solutions,” said David Krebs, director of the mobile and wireless practice at VDC Research. “With the CL900 SlateMate, Motion offers an innovative mobile platform that addresses the performance and functionality needs of today’s mobile professionals.”
The first in what will be a family of integrated expansion options for the CL900 Tablet PC, the Motion CL900 SlateMate with MSR and BCS is now available through Motion’s network of resellers and distributors. The CL900 SlateMate is not sold separately and is only available at the time of product purchase.